As part of a Great Rock mountain bike skills day, we looked at riding steep rocky slopes. Mick had been to Gisburn before but had not ridden The Slab. We worked on looking ahead, commitment, and a relaxed and active body position. Mick is riding a Ragley Blue Pig.
As well as running my open group skills courses and private skills days I’ve just started working as a trail builder. I’m working as part of Rowan Sorrell’s crew on the new trail building project at Lee Quarry.
Once the trails are open I will be the principle provider of mountain bike skills training at Lee Quarry. It’s going to be great working on the trails that I’ve helped to build. Trails should be finished towards the end of April.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the weekend up at Gisburn Forest. The whole thing went down really well and it was great to see each person progressing in their riding. There were drop offs, double jump, extreme mud and root slither, cornering, steep roll ins, line choice, pumping the trail, bunny hops, riding with flat pedals and tweaking body position on the bike. Good craic in the group and great hospitality from the Dog and Partridge where people stayed, ate, drank and watched the video footage of our days out on the trails and the downhill tracks.
Here’s Nigel throwing in a bit of entertainment for us all.